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November 2019, Vol. LXXXVI, Number 9

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Letters to the Editor: November 2019

Beware of Malevolent Ghouls... In Memoriam... As the Scales Fall... Communion & Community... Not the Best Reasons... The Time Dependence of the Origin of Species... Erroneous Conflations... Conscience, Clarified

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The News You May Have Missed: November 2019

Botanical Absolution... Prayer of the Pasta Pastor... Where Have All the Italians Gone?... Curbing the Auto Population... I Fought the Law... more

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The Short-Lived “Gay Gene”

GENETIC DETERMINISM OR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY?

By Christopher M. Reilly

We can challenge genetic determinism by reaffirming both our inherent free will to make choices and our inherent dignity.

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Remembering John Lukacs

ODE TO AN ACADEMIC OUTSIDER

By Will Hoyt

Lukacs had rock-solid confidence in the Western idea of truth for which books stand and without which civility cannot exist.

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St. Paul & the Centurion

PLAYERS IN THE DRAMA OF SALVATION HISTORY

By Bob Filoramo

When St. Paul is finally sent to Rome, his military escort is a bare-bones crew of one centurion and a number of soldiers with their prisoners.

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Fragmented Lives of Incomplete Reckoning

FLANNERY O'CONNOR ON MAN'S EFFORTS AND ETERNITY

By Edmund B. Miller

Man’s efforts are lost if they are not embedded in and do not proceed from the eternal perspective, without which they remain fragmented impulses.

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A “Deeper Understanding” of the Priesthood?

NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK

By Pieter Vree

No temporal or civilizational events can override the sacramental necessity of the Catholic priesthood’s being reserved to men — chaste, celibate men, the fully human kind.

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The Things They Auctioned

GUEST COLUMN

By John Lyon

In our striving, we men have decided to separate in function things we have found functioning together in “nature,” in “the way things are.”

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In Bureaucracy’s Grip

REVERT'S ROSTRUM

By Casey Chalk

Our friends are being squeezed by the vise of Islamic extremism and by the incomprehensible, inescapable grip of U.S. federal bureaucracy.

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Exotic Seed, Sown Deep in the Persian Dust

By Jason M. Morgan

God leads us singly, according to our soul’s most intricate pathways, to the joy that we were born to know as unrepeatable individuals.

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Briefly Reviewed: November 2019

The disbelief of this age can put you on the defensive with charges that Marian doctrines are unbiblical or, worse, idolatrous.

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Last Things

By David Mills

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